Lots of action in California this past week, including more raids and more threat letters, plus action in various state legislatures. Let’s get to it: California Last Wednesday, local law enforcement raided three San Bernardino dispensaries. City Attorney’s office officials, police, fire, and code enforcement officers served search warrants and... Read More »
Tag: Hawaii (20 posts)
In the wake of the marijuana legalization victories in Colorado and Washington last November, and buoyed by a series of national public opinion polls showing support for pot legalization going over the tipping point, marijuana reform legislation is being introduced at state houses across the land at levels never... Read More »
Hawaii Senate judiciary committee Chairman Clayton Hee has shot down two resolutions asking authorities to release Roger Christie from federal prison on bail.
A bill that would have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana has died in the House. Legislators earlier killed a marijuana legalization bill. The decriminalization bill, Senate Bill 472, passed out of the Senate a month ago and saw fervent debate in House committee hearings, but House leaders... Read More »
The recent push by the 50th state’s senate to decriminalize personal use amounts of pot spurred the opening of two new organizations by Hawaii pro-cannabis advocates to advance its marijuana laws. Fresh Approach Hawaii is comprised of “local organizations, businesses and individuals,” according to MauiNow.com. Its aim is to open... Read More »
Legislatures are in session across the land, and that’s reflected in our update this week. Bills are moving, generally, but not always in the right direction. Meanwhile, Arkansas looks ahead to 2014, and Oakland wants back in the Harborside case. Let’s get to it: Arkansas Last Monday, activists submitted a... Read More »
Love is hate. Freedom is slavery. And if Hawaii has its way, pot will be decriminalized but illegal. Its state senate unanimously passed a proposed law that would allow the personal possession of weed (up to an ounce), according to Honolulu’s KITV. While it seems Hawaii decriminalizes possession with this proposed law,... Read More »
On Tuesday, US Attorney General Eric Holder told America to expect a decision “soon” on how he’ll respond to the recent legalization of pot by states. The same day, legislative committees in New Mexico and Hawaii approved bills to decriminalize marijuana possession and Oregon lawmakers introduced a legalization bill. Rhode Island legislators also held a hearing on a bill to legalize and tax marijuana.
Dozens of Honolulu and Hawaii police used a battering ram in a pointless attack on a house, armed with a bogus affidavit from a helicopter pilot who claimed that backyard bamboo was marijuana, homeowners claim in court. Two families sued the City and County of Honolulu, the State of... Read More »
A bill that would have legalized marijuana died in the state legislature Tuesday. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Karl Rhoads told the Associated Press he decided to kill it after a head count found the bill would come up short in the House. The measure, House Bill 669, would have allowed people 21... Read More »